Thursday, October 12, at 6:30 pm
Film Classics in 16mm!
USA, 1991, William E. Jones
The first movie by artist and filmmaker William E. Jones is an unconventional autobiography centered on Jones' Ohio hometown. Beautiful, evocative images and Jones' own eloquent narration--and no human actors--tell a story about growing up gay in a small, conservative Midwestern city. "A homo road movie." -Artforum. 70 min. Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.
Thursday, October 12, at 8:00 pm
William E. Jones in Person!
FALL INTO RUIN & OTHER SHORT WORKS BY WILLIAM E. JONES
USA, 1998-2017, William E. Jones
Internationally known artist and filmmaker William E. Jones presents and discusses a program of his wide-ranging short videos, including his latest work, Fall into Ruin. This new movie details Jones' relationship with a longtime Greek art dealer whose collection of ancient and modern art disappeared after his death in 1987. Also showing: A Great Way of Life (2015), a mash-up of TV images from the Vietnam War era; Shoot Don't Shoot (2012), an adaptation of a law enforcement film; Spatial Disorientation (2010); Killed (2009), a series of Depression-era photographs (by Walker Evans, et al.) that were rejected and ruined by the Farm Security Administration; and The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography (1998), a compilation of images from gay erotic videos produced in East Europe since the transition to capitalism. No one under 18 admitted! DCP/HD. Total 68 min. Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.
Friday, October 13, at 9:30 pm
USA, 1962/2007, William E. Jones
One of the most famous and explosive works by William E. Jones (see 10/12) is a compilation of silent Mansfield (OH) Police Department surveillance footage that was shot clandestinely through a two-way mirror in a public men's room during the summer of 1962. As part of this crackdown on public sex, 30 defendants captured on film were found guilty of sodomy and each was sentenced to at least one year in the state pen. Tearoom will be followed by Jones' 2006 short Mansfield 1962, a haunting, silent reworking of the Mansfield Police's subsequent instructional film Camera Surveillance, which explained how to set up a sting operation to arrest "sex deviants." No one under 18 admitted! Cleveland premiere. HD. Total 65 min. Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.